A revelatory performance by 29-year-old rising star Felicity Jones ("Like Crazy") is the chief but hardly only virtue of this tastefully mounted and brilliantly acted Dickens tale.
Scott Charles Stewart
There were media naysayers who acted like Comedy Central was crazy letting Jon Stewart take the summer off to go direct a movie, tapping correspondent John Oliver to fill in for him. “Replacing Mr…
This sprawling, highly fictional biopic of longtime White House butler Eugene Allen is at once gratuitously sentimental and genuinely rousing.
A humorless tone and relentlessly noisy aesthetics drag down this heavily hyped, brilliantly marketed tentpole attraction.
The Writers Guild of America on Sunday unveiled its list of the “101 Best Written TV Series of All Time,” topped by HBO’s “The Sopranos.” The mob drama created by David Chase (pictured above right…
Despite the inevitable franchise fatigue, this solid production still delivers more than enough of what fans expect.
Consistent with my habit of dispensing unsolicited advice, Jon, here is my response to your announcement that you plan to direct your first movie: Don't do it.
After a couple energetically ludicrous fantasy-horror actioners, visual-effects veteran turned writer-director Scott Stewart (“Legion,” “Priest”) somewhat overcompensates in the direction of…
Had the exceedingly violent and mischief-minded "Crave" taken itself a bit more seriously, it might have been a dangerous thing -- a kind of "Catcher in the Rye" for unstable film nerds, a…
The theatricality and emotional tug of "War Horse" emerge intact in the remarkably opulent national tour kicking off at the Ahmanson.